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Bird Dog Birthday Party

Trammell wonders why I don't celebrate her birthday with a party like other dog owners.

Last month on his Facebook page, Wingshooting USA television host Scott Linden asked an interesting question:

“Do you celebrate your dog’s birthday?”

Although I’ve openly described spoiling my German shorthaired pointer in past blog posts, I have to admit I’m not certain of my pup’s actual day of birth.  I think it is April 17, 2007, but I could be off by a day or three.  Needless to say, Tram’s four birthdays have gone by without fanfare. 

What about you?  Do you bust out the special doggy treats and party hats for your pup’s birthday celebration?

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.

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8 Responses to “Bird Dog Birthday Party”

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  1. Liz says:

    Tram’s cousin Diego gets birthday cake every year on the date of his adoption from La Plata County Humane Society in Durango, CO. And he has no skills and doesn’t bring in any food for the family. I think Trammell deserves some cake and definitely some treats, but no stuffed animals since she doesn’t treat them nicely.

  2. Joann St. Pierre says:

    Tram’s aunt Bleu doesn’t have a birthday party but usually gets to go hunting on her birthday Sept. 24th, 2003. Every day is pretty much a party for her as far as treats go. When our grandchildren take her for a walk in Rhinlander, WI to the ice cream store she gets her own cone. At Jim’s Dairy Creme in Escanaba, MI she gets her own bowl with a doggy treat on top. She may be the most spoiled dog on the planet. She gets to go for her ride in the truck every day at 6pm rain, shine or $5 a gallon gas. We are trying to train her to hunt up morel mushrooms so far she is turning up her nose at this endeavor.

  3. Ron says:

    My kids insist on it….My pup just turned 5 last week. She gets to go to PetCo for a toy and I give her canned food or an egg with her dry food. I am trying out the morel hunt too….something beyond birds and antler sheds.

  4. Tom Shoush says:

    With all the hard work my girls do for me and all the memories made with them, I make it a special day for them. They get a “birthday cake” consisting of a full can of dog food standing upright on a plate, with a milk bone for each year of age stuck in the top for candles. They have to lay down in front of their “birthday cake” for a picture, so in each of their picture books is a picture of them each year with their present. In between the birthday pictures are pictures from that year’s bird season. It makes a great “memory lane” when they pass on and I can look at all of their birthday pictures and hunting pictures and celebrate their time with me, from puppy through their last birthday with me.

  5. rich says:

    If your four legged hunting buddy is half as loyal as mine you would’nt have to ask this question!! I love my Griffon!!!!!!!!

  6. Scott LaPlante says:

    My wife will do something special for doggie b-days – special treats or a new toy – but only if she remembers. She does go a little overboard at Christmas time, though. Each member of the “team” will get a couple of things. Each one of them has a stocking at the mantle with a new toy, treats, bandana (which usually last a couple of days), and other things she finds.

  7. Thanks for all the great feedback. I believe I’ve also got a new blog idea . . . Bird Dogs & Christmas Presents!

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